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2019-01-04 Friday Humor (Call it what you will...... Part 1)

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2019-01-04 Friday Humor (Call it what you will...... Part 1)

A belated Merry Christmas and Happy New Year....

I hope this new year has been treating you well. Be blessed.

 

WHAT'S OUT AND WHAT'S IN FOR MATHEMATICAL TERMS (Michael Stueben 11/07/1994)

Today it is considered an egregious faux pas to speak or write in the crude antedated terms of our grandfathers. To assist the isolated student and the less sophisticated teacher, I have prepared the following list of currently fashionable mathematical terms in academia. I pass this list on to the general public as a matter of charity and in the hope that is will lead to more refined elucidation from young scholars.

 

thinking:                                                       hypothesizing.

proof by contradiction or indirect proof:       reductio ad absurdum.

mistake:                                                       non sequitur.

starting place:                                              handle.

with corresponding changes:                       mutatis mutandis.

counterexample:                                          pathological exception.

consequently:                                              ipso facto.

swallowing results:                                      digesting proofs.

therefore:                                                     ergo.

 

... to be continued....